Online Media Technologies announced the release of AVS Video Editor 3.1, advanced home-video processing software. The program includes capture options, powerful editing capabilities, multiformat transcoding, and burning features that let you easily accomplish they many tasks involved with home video production. The new version offers more features created to simplify video processing, as well as a wider array of visual effects.

AVS Video Editor 3.1 permits advanced audio manipulation, and its AVS Mobile Uploader utility lets you upload newly created video collection to a portable media player or PDA device via Bluetooth, infrared, or USB cable.

AVS Video Editor 3.1 introduces a text overlay feature that lets you place text onto a track over background video. There are more than 30 special effects you can use, ranging from the static to the complex. You can easily impose shadowed text, composite character graphics, and overlay styles. To ensure more accuracy during effect application, the preview window is resizable.

The tool can save video in multiple formats. AVS Video Editor 3.1 now features customizable WMV and RM Profile Editors that give you greater flexibility in modifying codec settings. Now, by adjusting settings, you can easily control and optimize output video size and quality and achieve better compression efficiency.

AVS Video Editor 3.1 costs $49.95(US) for a single-user license. A fully functional demo version is available as a free download from the company's Web site.